Letter from Thomas Ford, 22 June 1844

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Head Quarters
June 22 1844
To the Mayor & Council of the City of
Gentlemen After examining carefully all the allegations on the part of the Citizens of the country in ; and the difencive matters Submitted to me by the Committee, of your citizens, concerning the existing disturbances I find that there appears to be but little contradiction, as to important facts; So that it may be safely assumed, that the immediate cause of the existing excitement, is the distruction of the press and fixtures of the Nauvoo Expositor; and the Subsequent refusal of the individuals accused to be accountable therefor according to the general laws of this ; And the insisting on your parts to be accountable only before your own Municipal Court and according to the ordinances of your
Many other facts have been asserted on both sides as tending to increase the excitement; but as they mostly relate merely to private persons; and committed by individuals; and tend simply to show the present State of affairs I will not further notice them in this communication
The material facts to be noticed are, that a Newspaper called “the Nauvoo Expositor,” was extablished in ; that this Newspaper was deemed offensive to the people of that That the common council without notice or process to the owners, entered into a trial and heard Statements a not under [p. [1]]
Head Quarters
June 22 1844
To the Mayor & Council of the City of
Gentlemen After examining carefully all the allegations on the part of the Citizens of the country in ; and the difencive matters Submitted to me by the Committee, of your citizens, concerning the existing disturbances I find that there appears to be but little contradiction, as to important facts; So that it may be safely assumed, that the immediate cause of the existing excitement, is the distruction of the press and fixtures of the Nauvoo Expositor; and the Subsequent refusal of the individuals accused to be accountable therefor according to the general laws of this ; And the insisting on your parts to be accountable only before your own Municipal Court and according to the ordinances of your
Many other facts have been asserted on both sides as tending to increase the excitement; but as they mostly relate merely to private persons; and committed by individuals; and tend simply to show the present State of affairs I will not further notice them in this communication
The material facts to be noticed are, that a Newspaper called “the Nauvoo Expositor,” was extablished in ; that this Newspaper was deemed offensive to the people of that That the common council without notice or process to the owners, entered into a trial and heard Statements not under [p. [1]]
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